Women Empowering Women to Grow Their Businesses

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Name: Women Empowering Women to Grow Their Businesses
Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

You’re invited! And so is your Business
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Key4Women invite you to an exclusive forum and networking event.
While the growth of women-owned businesses has outpaced all other  types of firms and now accounts for 40% of all small businesses and $1.7 trillion in revenues in the U.S., women business owners are not getting their fair share of capital. Women-owned businesses typically raise far less funding to finance and grow their firms, and women’s networks have fewer viable economic resources compared to men. Why is that? For one, men are three times more likely to ask for outside funding than women, and make more meaningful connections to help their business.  Gender bias, lack of financial confidence, and a tendency for women to undervalue their work also factor into the equation.  
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN is about helping one another overcome the barriers to business growth. Join the conversation with keynote speaker Barb Smith, Director of Key4Women and a panel made up of distinguished business owners and economic development professionals:
- Beth Bengtson, entrepreneur and founder of the non-profit “Women Working for Women”
- Dr. Mindy Kole, Associate Dean of Business Studies, SUNY Ulster
- Lisa Berger, Director of the Ulster County Office of Economic Development
- Maria Cabrera, business owner, Maria Cabrera Alterations & Tailoring 
Panel Moderator: Susan Diamond, Financial Advisor, Directory of Philanthropy & Women's Wealth, Power Forward Group

Welcoming remarks by Ingrid Kulick, Executive Director, Ulster Chamber Foundation

Who should attend:

  • Key4Women members
  • Women business owners, managers, entrepreneurs interested in starting and/or growing their businesses
  • Anyone with an interest in supporting women-owned businesses
NOT A KEY4WOMEN MEMBER? Join your peers and certified Key4Women advisors as we team to advocate, connect & empower women entrepreneurs and business leaders on their journey to financial confidence. There is no cost to join. As a member you will receive regular Key4Women insights designed  to empower you and your business along with information on events that may be of interest to you.

Event Sponsors:
The Chateau
240 Boulevard
Kingston NY 12401
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
(Panel discussion begins promptly at 5:30 pm, followed by cocktails and networking)
Contact Information:
Jennifer LaFalce
There is no charge to attend.
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